SPORT

Bisht, Sansita win titles

NEW DELHI: Top seed Ronit Bisht got the better of an error-prone Arjun Kadhe to clinch the under-14 boys’ singles title in the DSCL National mini-junior tennis championship here on Saturday.

Bisht of Delhi was rusty at start and lost his serve in the fourth game of the opening set. But he reorganised himself and played with more determination to beat Kadhe 6-3, 6-1.

The title triumph brought double delight for Bisht, who along with Kadhe had won the doubles trophy on Friday defeating Vishal Passi and Ajay Yadav 6-2, 6-2 in the final.

Ninth seed Sansita Nandakumar of Tamil Nadu fought back to beat Prarthana Thombare 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to emerge the champion in the girls’ section.

Gruelling final

After the gruelling final which lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours, Sansita said she did not lose hope despite trailing by one set. “In the first set some unforced errors did not help me. But in the middle of the second set, I realised that I still could win it and gave my best,” she said.

Maharashtra’s Thombare, on Friday, won the doubles crown along with Tirtha Iska. — Sports Reporter

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